How many treatments of Dermapen are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks?
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments 4-6 weeks apart
How should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen treatment?
For the best results prior to treatment, we recommend a period of using treatment creams such as Vitamin A, C or Resveratrol & Procyanidin to build-up the skin’s strength, especially for thin or delicate skin areas. You will need to continue to use these creams for about 6 weeks after treatment.
How long should it take before I see the results of my Dermapen treatment?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after the full 4 to 6 treatments which are spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Your skin will continue to improve after the course of treatment, and you will see further improvement when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Is the Dermapen treatment painful?
There are two types of Dermapen treatments. The first type uses an aesthetic cream to numb the area 15-40 minutes before treatment commences, to allow for a deeper, more aggressive Dermapen treatment. The second involves using Dermapen at a shallower depth, eliminating the need to use an aesthetic cream.
Is there any downtime after Dermapen treatments?
There is usually no downtime, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately afterwards.
What can I expect after my Dermapen treatments?
Day 1: Erythema and redness, the severity of which will depend upon the aggressiveness of the performed treatment and the type of skin of the patient.
Day 2: Red or pink hue similar to moderate sunburn may persist and there may be some noticeable swelling on day 2.
Day 3: Skin returns to normal colour quickly but may still retain a pink hue. Swelling subsides.
How many treatments of Dermapen can I have per year?
On average a course of 4-8 treatments of Dermapen per year is advised as the results are long lasting.
Is Dermapem safe?
Allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur as injections are not a part of Dermapen treatment. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means that the healing process is quick and so there is virtually no downtime. And the simple aftercare can be done at home.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with Dermapen or skin needling?
Side effects experienced with Dermapen will usually subside within 48 hours. They include erythema, stinging, itching and tightness of the skin.
Is it normal to have a few slightly raised red and itchy lesions?
Yes, absolutely normal. There is a range of symptoms from red and dry skin, flaky dry and red skin or lots of lumps like pimples but they disappear in 3 days. It’s just the body purging itself of toxins.